Terminally ill dad to celebrate Christmas early with 4 kids

- A Texas father facing terminal cancer wants to celebrate Christmas with his four children one last time, so his wife, whose first husband died of cancer, took to Facebook with a special plea.

“Christmas for David,” Becky Odum, David Odum’s wife, titled an Aug. 7 Facebook post.

"While David begins Hospice care this week, we are focusing on living each moment to the fullest,” Odum wrote, in part. “David loves the holidays and wishes for at least one more Christmas with his family, so we are going to give him one! The boys and I are going to storage to get the Christmas decorations this week and start decorating.”

David’s health issues began in April when he went to the doctor for severe stomach pain. The 47-year-old was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix, and told he had just months to live, Fox 4 News reported.

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